Fuel Feed

Fuel feed to any process is central to its efficiency and performance.  Unless the fuel feed is correct, the most efficient combustion process will not deliver the operational benefits required.  Delivering the exact amount of fuel and the ability to respond to process variations are key to realising process efficiency and improving operating costs.

Traditionally pulverised coal was the fuel of choice and had proven technologies to deliver this material accurately and efficiently.  However, the increase of renewable, recycled and biomass fuels perhaps in conjunction with co-firing has greatly increased the complexity of fuel feed systems and the technologies required to accurately feed across a wide range of operational parameters.  Processes today may have to cater with fuels where quality is fairly uniform such as pulverised coal and also newer forms of fuel such as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF or RDF) where the fuel quality can vary greatly.  The most effective solution may be a mixture of different phases of pneumatic conveying (lean or dense) in conjunction with very accurate feeders and a complex mechanical conveying system.  Traditional equipment suppliers do not operate well in this complex world, selling only what they manufacture in-house.

However Clyde Bergemann has experience of engineering and delivering a range of fuel feed systems covering all forms of pneumatic and mechanical conveying and handling the key fuel mixes for the future.  Involving our experts at an early stage of the design process can help your team investigate all possible options for the fuel feed system, ensuring that you achieve the correct fuel feed performance to maximise your process efficiency and minimise operational costs.

Industry Applications:

  • Power Generation
  • Industrial power generation
  • Cement and Minerals
  • Iron and Steel
  • Non-Ferrous metals
  • PetroChem and Plastics
  • Water
  • Waste to Energy
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Coal to Chemical or Gas


  • Accurate feed rates
  • Feed rate turn down rates that meet your process requirements
  • Lower operational costs (less waste).